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  • The Association of Millwork Distributors has announced that this year's annual convention and exhibition will be held in Nashville, Tenn., October 23-27. The organization was originally scheduled to be in the Music City in 2010, but moved last year's event to Charlotte, N.C, after spring floods damaged the Opryland Hotel. The city of Nashville remained one of the preferred cities in its 2010... more »
  • Atlantem Industrie, a subsidiary of the French company Groupe VM Matériaux, has acquired Fenètres Lapco Inc., a manufacturer of PVC windows and doors based in Mirabel, Que. Founded in 1994 by Normand Lapierre, the Canadian company employs 50 people and reported 2010 sales of about $8.5 million (U.S.).  With 3,000 employees, VM Matériaux consists of three groups. One is involved in... more »
  • Sika Corp. has launched a new U.S. Web site to showcase the company's product range in both its construction and industry products divisions.  The site features sections devoted to such topics as renewable energies and sustainability, as well as a page dedicated to window and door industry products. Direct links to product applications and a Document Download Center are designed to... more »
  • Therma-Tru Doors is introducing a new Certified Installation Program for dealers and contractors to provide comprehensive training and direct-from-the-manufacturer skills to install entryway systems, it reports. The program is said to be the first of its kind from a national door manufacturer. “Those completing this program have a powerful extra tool in their belts," say Jim... more »
  • Specialty vinyl product manufacturer Fen-Tech Inc. has new owners. Bachand Group Property Management, a real estate development and construction firm also based in Superior, Wis., took over at the beginning of this year. Terms were not disclosed. According to an article in the the Duluth News Tribune, the new owners include partners Corey and Adam Bachand, and Pat Heytens, all of whom reportedly... more »
  • GDIC Group LLC, a Cleveland-based private equity firm, has acquired the operating assets of Patio Enclosures Inc. through its subsidiary, GDIC Management Services LLC. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The new owners say they will continue to use the Patio Enclosures brand name. “GDIC is an acronym for Great Day In Cleveland; and it is certainly appropriate today, as we were able... more »
  • MarketSharp Software reports that Pella Corp. has renewed membership within the MarketSharp Strategic Alliance Program for a second year. The program provides Pella’s Certified and Select Contractors a number of benefits and opportunities including networking, industry educational events, branded marketing tools and preferred partner discounts on MarketSharp M, the supplier’s Web-... more »
  • Power Home Remodeling Group, formerly known as Power Windows & Siding, has relocated its headquarters to the Wharf at Rivertown in Chester, Pa. The move is expected to usher in hundreds of new, green jobs locally and nationally, company officials note. “We will be relocating to new corporate headquarters more than three times larger than our existing space and doing business in three... more »
  • Mighton Products Ltd. has selected Roto Frank of America to become the exclusive North American distributor for its Angel Ventlock. Developed in response to the enactment of Laila's Law in 2008, and the creation of ASTM F2090, Mighton's vent lock for hung and sliding windows limits the opening in order to help prevent accidental injury. “We are tremendously excited about this new strategic... more »
  • Orlando, Fla.–A fairly upbeat mood prevailed at last week's International Builders' Show, despite evidence that there's still plenty of caution about housing and the economy. Although the show filled only one hall of the Orange County Convention Center and attracted about half as many people as the last edition held here, window and door manufacturers exhibiting at the show seemed more... more »